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Immigration Daily November 30, 2010
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Comment: American DREAMs - A New York Times editorial states: "If the Dream Act passes, credit must go to those who have fought for it most strenuously, at greater personal risk and inconvenience than anyone else: the young people whose futures it will decide." The battle for the DREAM Act has featured undocumented immigrants stepping out of the shadows to declare themselves "undocumented and unafraid." Given the impasse over immigration law since 9/11, our country has witnessed an unusual phenomenon: a large number of long-time undocumented aliens. This group has cowered in the shadows, afraid of drawing notice to themselves. In contrast, the young Americans who would benefit by DREAM have stepped bravely into the light. Without any connection to the power brokers on the Hill "the DREAMers" have proven that they can get their pet bill on the radar of the professionals, and on the Congressional agenda. These youth are Americans, except on paper. They are ready to join our armed forces and protect our country and are ready to put their college education to work in our economy.
We welcome the signs by Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi that they will bring DREAM for a vote in the respective chambers. However, to enact DREAM, all stakeholders need to chip in. Democrats need to reach across the aisle; Republicans need to remember the values that motivated them to co-sponsor the DREAM Act back in 2003; pro-immigrant organizations need to mobilize their bases and spend their funding and resources in ways that can make a difference in this battle; and finally, Congressional leaders and President Obama need to fulfill their promises and make the American dreams of our undocumented youth happen. To express support for DREAM to Congress, call: 866-587-3023.

Article: BIA Decision: It Is Improper To Terminate Removal Proceedings For Individuals That Have Been Granted Temporary Protected Status by Matthew Kolken

Article: Warning To Dems: Latinos Could Form New Political Party by Greg Siskind

News: ICE Issues Policy Guidance For SEVP-Certified Schools

News: EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions Under Rules Of Professional Conduct

Focus: Immigrant Options Specifically for Physicians
Wednesday, December 1 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, December 2 phone session of "Physicians For Experts" with Barry Walker, Kathleen Angustia, Chris Brelje, Ingrid Brey, Ellie Najfabadi, Karen Pollins and Charles Wintersteen. The curriculum is as follows:

  • PERM
    • Strategies for drafting the ETA-9089
    • Advertising requirements
    • PERM for medical residents and fellows
    • Timing considerations for H-1B residents and fellows
  • Physician National Interest Waivers
    • Requirements
    • Specialists
    • What time counts toward the five year commitment?
    • When the NIW physician moves or changes jobs
Wednesday, December 1 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201013.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201013.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: 15 charged over immigration protest in San Antonio in an effort to urge @kaybaileyhutch to support the dream act http://ow.ly/3hJe4
Headline: Jeb Bush: Dems play politics with immigration http://ow.ly/3hJmV
Headline: CLE Seminar: Physicians for Experts: Immigrant Options Specifically for Physicians http://ow.ly/37CLe
Headline: Homeland Security's Domain Name Seizure May Stretch The Law Past The Breaking Point http://ow.ly/3hyQa
Headline: Dreaming of Reform: If the Dream Act passes, credit must go to those who have fought for it most strenuously: DREAMERS! http://ow.ly/3hyA9
Headline: U.K. Law Firms Face New Immigration Cap http://ow.ly/3hwIp
Headline: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps & Checklists. Get your copy http://ow.ly/31G0t
Headline: Utah Compact won't solve our immigration problems http://ow.ly/3h2Wl
Headline: Nevada Legislature: At least two Republicans seek to introduce legislation targeting illegal immigration http://ow.ly/3h2Ck
Headline: Colorado Immigration Issues Take Center Stage This Week http://ow.ly/3h2w1
Headline: Population, Immigration, and the Drying of the American Southwest http://ow.ly/3h1Bj
Headline: RT @kieraevebutler Meet the overworked immigration judges, minutes to decide whether or not you will be deported. http://bit.ly/efUIso

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities for immigration professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we currently have multiple openings for experienced corporate immigration paralegals. Candidates should have 3 to 10+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0009 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: westernlawdivision@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 3, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Northeast Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0008 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Nercouvacancy@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 10, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

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Who Needs Migrant Workers?: Labour Shortages, Immigration, and Public Policy By Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson, Oxford University Press, USA, 368 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 0199580596, $93.98 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199580596/

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